- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The costs of implementing reforms at the Albuquerque Police Department does not yet include a pay increase requested by Mayor Richard Berry for the attorney negotiating with the Department of Justice.

KRQE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1cYg4MZ) the mayor has asked that attorney Scott Greenwood’s pay be increased to half a million dollars. Council members postponed the decision Monday night, and had questions about the attorney’s spending and his presence at a convention for Taser International.

The company’s no-bid contract awarded in 2013 to supply body cameras to officers has garnered criticism in recent months.

Expense reports show Greenwood has spent part of his pay on items like expensive hotels, alcohol and $175 per hour plus mileage for his commute.

A spokeswoman for Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry released a statement in March saying Greenwood has been asked to pay back the inappropriate expenses he billed to the city.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com

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